Polartec Parent Co Milliken Named 2023 World’s Most Ethical Company Award For 17th Year

Polartec's parent company, Milliken & Company, was honored by Ethisphere as one of its 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies—the 17th year in a row to receive the honor as one of 135 companies spanning 19 countries and 46 industries and one of six World’s Most Ethical Companies to make the list every year since 2007.

“At Milliken, we are guided by a commitment to do the right thing,” shared Halsey Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Company. “We’re honored to be recognized once again,and we’re proud of the strong sense of integrity that drives our global team.”

Eric Yung, managing director at Polartec, continued, “Doing what is right encourages us to take bold steps at Polartec. We are very proud to be aligned with Milliken on company core values—integrity, excellence, innovation, sustainability, and people—and together work to be leaders in responsible manufacturing.”

“Milliken has been a part of our World Most Ethical Companies honorees for the last 17 years—the only industrial manufacturer to meet the 17-time honoree milestone,” said Ethisphere CEO Erica Salmon Byrne. “We commend the entire team on their dedication to making a real impact for their stakeholders and commitment to exemplary values-based leadership.”

“Ethisphere’s 2023 Ethics Index, the collection of publicly-traded companies recognized as recipients of this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies designation, outperformed a comparable index of large-cap companies by 13.6 percentage points over a five-year period.

“The methodology and scoring for the award are grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient. The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives that support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.”

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